Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchester Metropolitan University
is a university
. It was established in 1970 as Manchester Polytechnic
, through the merger of three local colleges. It became a University
in 1992 when the Polytechnics
were abolished. At that time it also merged with Crewe
College in Cheshire and now maintains campuses in Manchester, Crewe and Alsager, although it is planned to close the Alsager campus and expand the Crewe campus.